Israeli firm Cellebrite reportedly helping FBI unlock San Bernardino iPhone

Israel's Cellebrite is reportedly the company aiding the FBI in unlocking the iPhone 5c of the San Bernardino shooter, which has been at the center of a public fight over encryption between the Bureau and Apple. Cellebrite is a provider of mobile forensics software, which it provides to law enforcement, military, and intelligence entities.

From VentureBeat:

Israel's Cellebrite, a provider of mobile forensic software, is helping the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation's attempt to unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino, California shooters, the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper reported on Wednesday. If Cellebrite succeeds, then the FBI will no longer need the help of Apple Inc, the Israeli daily said, citing unnamed industry sources.

No details have been publicized about the method that Cellebrite is supposedly using to extract data from the phone.

The FBI and Apple were scheduled to face off in court earlier this week, but the FBI requested a delay after announcing that an unnamed third-party had offered to help open the phone. The Bureau has until April 5 to file a status report on its progress.

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